Retreat to the Beach

Your Business Retreat.

Hosted in the style of a writing retreat

  • Bethany Beach, Delaware
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Friday, May 3, 2023
Step away from the familiar buzz of daily life and join this 4-day transformative beachfront retreat for for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and home-based businesses owners. This isn’t just a change of scenery; it’s an experience curated for you to purposefully engage in your business, connect with like-minded go-getters, and return home with a renewed focus on your entrepreneurial path.

Empowered Vision

Ignite fresh ideas and perspectives through guided writing exercises that crystalize your business direction.

Focused Time

Dedicate uninterrupted hours to strategic planning, free from daily distractions.

Authentic Connections

Bond with fellow entrepreneurs, who also know what it’s like to create something out of nothing.
About the Retreat

Get clear on your business while enveloped in the ocean's aura

I’m your host, Melanie! I designed this retreat after wishing something like it existed when I was new to my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve attended my fair share of stuffy conferences and had my hopes dashed after a networking event didn’t match the hype.

I longed for an experience that felt like the writing retreats I used to host in my previous career, and thought: Why should novelists have all the fun?

And so, this retreat was born: an in-person experience for business owners hosted in the style of a writing retreat. I’m delighted for you to experience it!

Over these enriching four days you’ll focus on your goals. You’ll have personalized guidance to help you surface what’s best for you and the time to start making progress.

Your genius will unfold in the company of other bright and ambitious self-starters who are in similar shoes—or in this case, flip-flops!
This retreat schedule is built with you and your goals in mind. With a mixture of structured and unhindered time, you’ll leave feeling accomplished and refreshed, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead for you in your business. Ultimately, you’ll have the final say in how you use your time within this supportive community in ways that best serve you.

Note: daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included

Day 1: Come Ashore

When you touchdown in Bethany Beach, you’ll meet others who also committed to this remarkable experience! We’ll enjoy snacks and hors d’oeuvres and get to know each other. You’ll get a chance to familiarze yourself with your cozy room, the beach, and the property. We’ll end the day with dinner and a writing activity. Retreat check-in at 3 p.m. EST.

Day 2: Setting Sail

We’ll dive into our retreat by setting our individual goals and focusing on collaborative support. You’ll define your aspirations, leverage writing alongside your new friends, and have lots of uninterrupted time—with the ocean as your backdrop—to make tangible progress.

Day 3: Navigating Progress

We’ll each reflect, evaluate, and possibly adjust course. With supportive guidance, you’ll reflect on your journey so far, evaluate your progress, and continue to use writing as a powerful self-discovery tool. You’ll have opportunities for feedback, if that’s a fit for you. For dinner, you can explore the culinary scene in Bethany Beach, just a short walk or bike ride away.

​Day 4: Bon Voyage!

We’ll end our time together by celebrating your achievements and the progress you made during our time together. Cherish connections forged with fellow business owners and bid the beach farewell with a renewed sense of energy and excitement. Retreat check-out at 11 a.m. EST. 

Why should novelists have all the fun?

Every detail, from your room to the writing sessions and culinary experiences, has been meticulously planned to ensure you get maximum value. 

Picture yourself, unplugged from daily life, as you gain clarity for your business aspirations with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.

This experience is designed for entrepreneurs of all levels, stages, and goals.

See you at the beach!

Attending this retreat was an amazing experience! It provided me with the opportunity to untangle the ideas and thoughts that had been swirling around since I started my business! Spending time with other business owners who "get it," allowed me to comfortably seek applicable and actionable feedback.


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Along with all personalized activities and delicious meals, you’ll rest easy in a spacious room inside the oceanfront inn, Addy Sea. Your room will have a modernized bathroom along with bathroom amenities. 

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What if I’m new to entrepreneurship?

Great! This retreat is for business owners at all stages. Everything is personalized to you and your goals.

What if I’m been in business for a long time?

Great! This retreat is for business owners at all stages. Everything is personalized to you and your goals.

What is the retreat’s physical address?

Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn is located at 99 Ocean View Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

I’m flying to the retreat, what are the closest airports?

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is about a 2-hour drive
Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) is about a 50-minute drive

I have more questions.

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